Custom Painted Portraits

I believe that photographs are the art that preserves our memories for generations to come. As such I put all of my creative efforts into creating the finest art I can for my clients. Usually this means capturing the raw reality of the day in a truly documentary style. These are your memories. These images represent you. I don’t direct. I creatively capture the intimate reality of your special moments.

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Every now and then, however an image just screams at me that it wants more. I don’t just see your hum drum every day life. I see an amazing beauty in the moments. When the soul of the subject speaks to me I owe it to them to create something amazing.

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This drive to create one of a kind art from every day moments is what led me into learning to use Corel Painter and Photoshop to create custom portraits from my photographs. I create so you can feel the amazing intimate beauty that I see in your relationships. I create so that your future generations will know how amazing that moment in time truly was. I create because I can’t silence the voice in me that cries out for you to understand just how awe inspiring your life is.Aly and Eli

Commissioned Portraits

One beautiful way to take your family photos to the next level is to commission a painted portrait. Throughout the ages people have commissioned portraits of important people in their lives. Painted portraits are a beautiful piece of art that can elegantly grace your walls for generations. Image the pride your child will feel every time they walk past this beautiful image on your wall. They will have no doubt how important they are in your life.

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I create portrait commissions in two different styles. First is a traditional oil painting. These are best displayed printed on a museum quality canvas. They can be gallery wrapped, but look especially stunning when paired with a high quality frame.

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I also love to create beautiful watercolor images. The softness of a newborn baby is so perfectly captured with this airy and light style. These are lovely as a traditional print with linen texture. They are amazing when printed on fine art paper with a deckle edge and float mounted in a matching frame.

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People aren’t the only things that I paint. You can commission a portrait of a pet or important object like a bouquet.  rooster custom digital painting| emilyjartist.com|corel painter|Photoshop|digital painting

Commissioning a digital painting is simple! Just email me at emily@emilyjphoto.com with the image you would like to have painted as well as what display methods and sizes you are interested in. From there I can work up a custom quote. Prices start at $250 for an 8×10 canvas or print.

Painted Portraits

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One of the digital art services that I offer is custom painted portraits. I believe that these portraits are a beautiful way to liven up your traditional family photos. I can take a simple snapshot and transform it into a wall worthy work of art. Every photo session I do I paint at least one of the images for my client’s gallery and can paint more on commission.

This is an image I photographed during a lifestyle newborn session and then painted in a watercolor style.
This is an image I photographed during a lifestyle newborn session and then painted in a watercolor style.

Each portrait is painted by me using both Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. I take a reference photo, either one I’ve taken or one sent to me by a client, and turn it into a beautiful painting. Each image is color corrected and styled in Photoshop to prepare for painting. They are then taken into Corel Painter and painted by hand utilizing my Wacom tablet as my paintbrush. Each image is a completely unique custom work of art. I then have your painting printed on fine art canvas and gallery wrapped or custom framed. I believe these portraits are the perfect mother’s day gift and I would love to paint one for you!

This was a photograph I took during a breastfeeding session and painted in an oil/pastels style.
This was a photograph I took during a breastfeeding session and painted in an oil/pastels style.

I am able to do many a few different styles of paintings. My specialties are watercolor and oil/pastel. Corel painter has an amazing selection of brushes that allow me to mimic pretty much any medium I choose! I do most of my paintings with the oil and pastel brushes.

This is a photo I took of my daughter. Those beautiful eyes were just begging for a traditional oil painting style.
This is a photo I took of my daughter. Those beautiful eyes were just begging for a traditional oil painting style.

As you can see each image is a one of a kind custom work of art.  If you purchase the printed product you will also receive the digital file.

These painted portraits make the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and any other event you can think of. Mother’s day is only 6 weeks away, why not get your mother a custom work of art she will treasure forever! You can order your image in my etsy shop.